Labyrinth (Open Door (Gemma)) (Paperback)
GemmaMedia, 9781936846085, 76pp.
Publication Date: October 26, 2012
A middle-aged man, now living in Los Angeles, returns on a business trip to San Francisco, where he lived when he was much younger and less conventionality attached. In the course of three days in the city, he confronts the echoes of his history, both in the patterns of the streets he obsessively wanders and in a strange interaction with a couple of old friends, who bring him face-to-face with this own unfinished past.
Seeking solace, he ends up at Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill, where he walks the labyrinth. This leads him to reflect on who he is and who he used to be, on the relationship between distance and belonging, and between memory and identity.